Get To Know Michael "Mighty Man" Tyler of the Racine Storm
On August 23rd the Premier Basketball League (PBL) summer combine came to a conclusion and teams began putting more power and speed into preparing their teams for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
The percentage of returning teams to this year's season is outstanding. However, we wanted to have a fun Q&A session with one of the expansion team owners to help fans, players and fellow members around the league learn a little bit about one of the newest members of the PBL family. This week our selection comes from the PBL's Midwest Division, Michael Tyler, owner of the Racine Storm.
PBL: First year in the PBL, who do you guesstimate could be the Storm's biggest rival? MT: Based upon the banter that is going back and forth, Danville will be our biggest trash-talking rival. However, and not to knock anyone specifically, we feel our biggest competitive rival will be the Indianapolis Diesels.
PBL: Besides basketball, what is your favorite sport and team? MT: The cheese heads will not like this, but I am a big time Chicago Bears fan. I am also a huge supporter of my college football, basketball and baseball programs- the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks.
PBL: Favorite superhero? MT: Was always a Mighty Mouse fan.
PBL: More entertaining duo: Scooby and Shaggy or Peter Griffin and the chicken? MT: From a duo standpoint, I have to go with Scooby and Shaggy.
PBL: Michael Jordan or Lebron James MT: Hmmm, hard to compare the two, as their games are different. In the end, Michael Jordan.
PBL: Who was your idol growing up? MT: I grew up idolizing my parents, which instilled the work ethic I have now. From a celebrity perspective, Walter Payton
PBL: Something you'd like the fans to know about you: MT: We are building the Racine Storm under the Ricky Bobby philosophy that, "if you ain't first, you're last".
The Lake Michigan Admirals recently brought their talents over to Ireland where these star athletes would showoff their hoop skills and help educate the locals.
Chris Glisson, owner of the Lake Michigan Admirals, brought his Admirals to kick off their Ireland tour in Belfast, Ireland. Their first stop would be to visit one of the local private schools and share their experiences and dedication to education and community.
They would then spend time with the local girls basketball team to help them better their skills on and off the court.
"It was one of the most touching experiences I've ever had," stated Glisson.
Later in the evening the Admirals would play an exhibition game against Ireland's localU.U. Elks team. Lake Michigan would pull out the win 94-65 thanks to help from star players such as Odgra Bobo (photo above), Antonio Griffin, Nathaniel Barfield, Terry Martin, Jerome Odem, Antoine Herron, Josh Glisson, Jaywuan Hill and Dominique Higgins.
PBL Draft Available Online
The Premier Basketball League will kickoff their draft on Monday, September 8th, 2014, at 7pm Eastern Time.
Players, fans and officials across the nation will be able to see where the next up and coming star players will end on the PBL website.
There will be a bar across the PBL website showing the draft order and selections each team has made.
PBL Joins NFL Fun
We took votes from owners, managers and officials from around the league and 66% of voters picked the hosting Seattle Seahawks to defeat the Green Bay Packers in the NFL season opener.